Brave Lady

Now this is a journalist:

A restructuring of staff at The Free Press has resulted in the newspaper’s executive editor, Deb Flemming, announcing she will leave the company April 9.

The announcement was made to employees at the newspaper Monday. Flemming, 50, said she eliminated her own position as a cost-cutting measure to meet the budgeting requirements of parent company Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

It’s long been a dirty little secret that newspapers make plenty of money. Just not ENOUGH money to satisfy their rapacious corporate owners. I’ve heard of papers that cut positions after returning hundreds of millions in profits to their shareholders. Greed, not bias, is the major problem with newspapers and their owners today. Kudos to this editor to do what her likely hundred-thousand-dollar-making publisher and CEO of her owner’s company would never do. She’s a vanishing breed.